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Radio Free London Podcasts

Radio Free London is a late night radio show on CHRW, the campus radio station of Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.
Monday mornings, 2am til 6am ET.

This week on Radio Free London for February 4th

A new live event recording and remembering the Space Shuttle Columbia crew of mission STS-107.


  First up, a live recording that I made on January 25th at First-St. Andrew's United Church.

Performances by:

⚡️ Jenny Berkel
⚡️ Marty Kolls

The second part of the show will be devoted to remembering the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia who perished 16 years ago this week during reentry after a 17 day flight of doing science in space.

For decades, it has been a tradition of NASA's to wake up the crew of a spacecraft with music. The songs are usually picked by a crewmember's loved ones and rotated through each crewmember during the mission. On this flight, the crew was divided into two teams, the blue & red teams, that were alternated every 12 hours so the experiments could run 24 hours a day. This meant that there was twice as many wake up calls as a usual mission. The doubling of wake up calls gives us a li'le more insight into each crew member that we wouldn't normally get.

So, we'll remember the crew of Columbia in the way that I know best... through music!

Through despair comes hope, so for the final part of the show, we'll hear the wake up music of two Space Shuttle flights that followed the loss of Columbia.

⚡️ STS-115 (Mission 12-A - Atlantis)
⚡️ STS-126 (Mission ULF-2 - Endeavour)

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